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Francesca Woodman

Moving Image, A Fair With Purpose

by Corinna Kirsch on March 8, 2013
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Slowly but surely, galleries are reaching a breaking point with the art fair circuit. Escape isn’t an option for most galleries. Instead of opting out, we’re seeing a rise in specialized fairs, those that provide an alternative to the white-walled booth model. Moving Image is one of those fairs, and it has all the makings of a solid future.

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February Preview: Everyone’s a VIP

by Art Fag City on February 3, 2012
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February: a month of multiple things happening, both here and in other places, often at the same time. Which things should you watch occur, and where and when will they occur? We know. Only we know. Enjoy.

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Old Men, Little Girls, and Bad Paintings

by Corinna Kirsch on January 31, 2012
  • The internet might be run on cats, but this sea otter rap proves that all mammals are proper fodder for a meme. [Lair2000.net]
  • Guards at London’s National Gallery went on strike this past weekend to protest staff cuts, and they’re planning even more walk outs in the days to come. [The Guardian]
  • In preparation for the Guggenheim’s upcoming exhibition by teen prodigy Francesca Woodman, Cabinet‘s profile on another child genius, the poet Minou Drouet, provides some good background into the life and times of precocious youths. It’s filled with absurd stories – like how the French government locked “this little kitten” in a room to determine whether she wrote her own poems. [Cabinet]
  • This weekend, Tyler Green commented on NPR’s “oh-so-impressive art coverage” [MAN], an atrocious piece of journalism that asks that old and tired question, “Is Jackson Pollock really an artist?” Groan. [NPR]
  • Author Jonathan Franzen, that overly satirical writer about the failures of masculinity and the American dream, rants against ebooks, but ends up sounding like a whiny luddite who doesn’t understand kids nowadays with their new-fangled technology. [The Telegraph]
  • House arrest won’t prevent Wikileaks founder Julian Assange from hosting his own TV show. [New York Magazine]
  • So far, six people have completed the Gagosian Spot Challenge. And all they got was a lousy t-shirt. [other criteria]
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The Woodmans at Film Forum

by Will Brand on January 18, 2011
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The Woodmans Date: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19TH 2011 – TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST 2011 Venue: Film Forum, 209 W. Houston Street Admission: $12.50 Francesca Woodman’s work is undeniable: her photographs, mostly black-and-white (and often nude) self-portraits, are at once beautiful and gender-political, ethereal and strikingly personal. Her life is similarly attractive to the art public: she committed suicide shortly after leaving art school […]

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